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The ‘Ground’ in ‘Stand Your Ground’ Means Any Place a White Person Is Nervous

[two_fifth padding=”0 25px 0 10px”]BY   Patricia J. Williams  |  PUB   The Nation He looked dangerous. He looked like a suspect. He looked like he was reaching for a weapon. The officer feared for his life.[/two_fifth][three_fifth_last padding=”0 0px 0 10px”] This familiar litany was recited on the news more than once in this vexed summer—a time weighted with foreboding, anxiety, and grief. We are all afraid of something: terrorism, random outlaws with PTSD, ominous political forces. As a result, gun sales have soared. Paradoxically, rising gun sales mean that it’s increasingly reasonable to suspect that someone pulled over by police to the […]

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